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infamous

Criminal law, formerly
a. (of a person) deprived of certain rights of citizenship on conviction of certain offences
b. (of a crime or punishment) entailing such deprivation
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The county is home to the Westboro Baptist Church and the church's infamously antigay pastor, Fred Phelps.
As if the revelations of cronyism and incompetence at the Federal Emergency Management Agency weren't enough, he had to utter lines straight out of some nasty comedy skit intended to portray him as the president of rich white men (most infamously, his comment that he was "looking forward to sitting on the porch" of Sen.
Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which has been digging into one of the biggest, most sensational crime sprees of the decade: the UN's infamously corrupt oil-for-food program in Iraq.
The futuristic shiny suit bought back memories of 2004 when the star infamously suffered a 'wardrobe malfunction'.
For the notorious top-hatted, bad boy of magic and stand-up has spent his entire career offending anyone and everyone he can - like the time he infamously opened the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival by accusing the audience of doing unmentionables with moose, only to be knocked unconscious by an outraged punter seconds later.
Manager Rafael Benitez infamously gave a "guarantee" earlier this season that Liverpool would finish in the top four, but when asked if he now regretted that remark he did not answer directly.
Wimbledon nutter Jones infamously picked up a booking just three seconds into a game for a dreadful foul on Niall Quinn.
JARVIS Cocker - who infamously stormed the stage while Michael Jackson performed at the Brits - has broken his silence about the star's death, calling the singer's musical demise "a tragedy".
A SMUG TV pundit once infamously stated that you'll never win anything in football with kids.
Collymore infamously confessed to 'dogging' in a car park at Cannock Chase near his Staffordshire home five years ago.
The symbol is most infamously associated with the Order of the Illuminati, the revolutionary conspiracy started by Professor Adam Weishaupt of Ingolstadt University in Bavaria on May 1, 1776.
Having finally crawled out from under the thumb of hard-line, Bible-thumping state premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen--whose term in office occasioned creative mass exodus from the region in the late '70s and carly '80s--Queensland's numerically significant rural population turned out in droves last year to vote for the infamously inarticulate Pauline Hanson and her One Nation Party, a righteous band of racist homophobes.